As of today, LA Times film editor Rich Nordwind has a talented new charge: Josh Rottenberg. The former EW staffer started today as senior film reporter, presumably to fill the void left by the departure of John Horn for KPCC.
Rottenberg had been with EW for a long time before being let go this spring. From today’s LAT memo:
Josh also contributed frequently to EW.com. When big news broke and deadlines were short, Josh was someone to whom editors turned to deliver spot-on copy, including the cover story on Heath Ledger’s death, which was assigned to Josh just a few hours before the magazine was put to bed.
The LA-based Rottenberg, a Harvard grad, started his career at Premiere magazine and has also worked as a contributing editor for US Weekly. His arrival follows a number of other recent LAT entertainment section changes.
Earlier this month, Carolina Miranda came on board to cover the intersection of arts and pop culture; in April, Joe Bel Bruno moved from the paper’s Business section to Company Town; similarly, Craig Nakano came over last December from the Home section to assume the post of Calendar assistant editor.